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Capps earns ACC honor

Former NL standout leads Clemson


Former North Lincoln and current Clemson golf standout Miller Capps was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s men’s golfer of the month for February, the league announced earlier this month.
Capps, a sophomore, earned co-medalist honors at the Puerto Rico Classic Feb. 23-25. He had rounds of 70-67-67 for a 12-under 204 –– the lowest 54-hole, 72-par score for a Clemson golfer since 2003. His back-to-back 5-under 67s were the first for a Clemson golfer since the 1998 NCAA tournament, the ACC said in its media release.
Capps finished the tournament tied with Robby Shelton of top-ranked Alabama. Shelton had a six-shot lead on Capps when the round began.
As of Tuesday, Capps leads the Tigers in scoring average at 72.39. He has two top-10 finishes this season, and is third on the team in career average at 73.24. He leads Clemson in fairways hit (79.2 percent) and greens in regulation (69.3).
Capps graduated from North Lincoln in 2012 and helped the Knights win back-to-back NCHSAA state 2A titles in 2009 and 2010.

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